TMS therapy is indicated for adults with depression, who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication in the current episode.
Approximately 58% of patients with treatment resistant depression respond positively to TMS therapy, >37% of patients achieve complete remission. TMS is a safe and well-tolerated treatment with few known side effects. Clinical studies show that the most common side effects are mild to moderate scalp discomfort and mild headaches, both of which are short-term.
A study by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression
Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
TMS for treatment-resistant depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Psychiatry Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital
TMS: A New Treatment Approach for Psychiatric Disorders
The Guide to Magnetic Simulation by Chris Hovey and Reza Jalinous
Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School
An underused option for severe depression
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TMS is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare & Tricare. Simply give us a call on 603-988-2561 and we would be more than happy to check first for you, before you start treatment.